Xbox Game Pass just lost one of its biggest games, and Microsoft isn’t waiting around to replace it on Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
As revealed earlier this month, Destiny 2 and its biggest expansion have now been removed from the Xbox library, and no return date has been announced.
Meanwhile, Bungie has confirmed that The Witch Queen expansion will not be available via the subscription in February.
Once Destiny 2 leaves Xbox Game Pass, players who don’t own any of the expansions on the Xbox platform will lose access to:
Expansion quests and campaigns, Stasis Subclass, which is Beyond Light-specific, The middle-tree Supers for each subclass. The purchase of any major expansion (sans Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack) will unlock these Subclass supers, and the 10% off perk for Silver purchases and other game add-ons.
The good news is that Items, such as Exotics, already acquired will still be available for players who earned them, and Season Passes will remain active.
And it should also be noted that Destiny 2 will remain available to play on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via the PC platform.
It would be a big blow for the subscription service had it not been timed with one of the biggest launches of the year.
That is because while Destiny 2 is leaving Xbox Game Pass, the Halo Infinite campaign is about to be added to the library.
The next instalment in the Master Chief’s story has taken a long time to reach fans but is scheduled to launch on Xbox One and Xbox Series X later today.
And not only will gamers be able to jump in soon but they can also download and play the new Halo Campaign via Xbox Game Pass on consoles, PC and Cloud.
It’s not a like-for-like replacement but it does make up for the fact that one of the biggest games is being replaced on the same day by one of the most hotly anticipated titles of 2021.
WHEN DOES HALO INFINITE CAMPAIGN COME OUT?
Microsoft has confirmed that the Halo Infinite Campaign release date has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 8.
This is a launch window shared for all platforms, including Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Steam PC.
And the Halo Campaign release time has also been confirmed for 6pm GMT, or 10am PDT if you live in North America.
There has been nothing posted from the Halo development team suggesting gamers using Xbox Game Pass will have to wait longer.
So it won’t be long before everyone can start playing the latest Halo adventure on their Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC or Android device.
The new Campaign is the final piece of the game that needs to be launched, following Microsoft’s surprise decision to release the multiplayer component on November 15.
This was to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the series and the original Xbox console, both of which became available on November 15, 2001.